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Bistro Boudin

1204 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (26)
  • Scenic View (17)
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Located on the upper level of Boudin at the Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal. Warm and inviting with beautiful dark wood accents, Bistro Boudin features a full service bar ,Oyster /Tapas/ Raw bar and spectacular views of the waterfront. The menu is influenced by the abundance of seasonally fresh foods available in the San Francisco Bay Area and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
WINTER HOURS (October - April):
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

**Christmas Eve (December 24th): 11:30am to 9:00pm

SUMMER HOURS (May-September):
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 351-5561
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Misael Reyes
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Bistro Boudin is available for off-site catering in the SF Bay Area (including Marin and East Bay). Please contact our Sales Manager for further details and to schedule a tasting. (415) 928-8860 or
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Cross street
Taylor St.
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Parking details
Validated parking available at the Fisherman's Wharf lot located directly behind our building. Entrance on Taylor St. (past Jefferson). 3 hours validation with dining receipt from Bistro Boudin. Be sure to have your ticket validated before leaving the restaurant.
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Public transit
The MUNI "F" Line drops passengers off directly in front of Boudin at the Wharf on Jefferson Street (between Mason and Taylor Streets).
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Special events & promotions
We offer both private and semi-private dining with several diverse and versatile space options, each with stunning bay views and crowd pleasing imagery. Our private dining room also offers a 52″ HD Monitor with satellite capability and direct VGA laptop connectivity.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bistro Boudin has a variety of Private Dining options available. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests in one of our lovely private rooms or 350 for a Buyout. California bistro cuisine with a focus on fresh local ingredients and seafood as well as our world famous Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl.

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What 1204 People Are Saying
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SmallFrameBigAppetite (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent views and great food! The vegetarian options did not disappoint either!

5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Bistro Boudin has delicious food, excellent service, and great views. Validated parking makes it convenient. There is a museum on the same floor as well as the Boudin gift store downstairs. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

vipCrystal (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Kenya our server was fabulous! My filet mignon was cooked perfectly and mashed potatoes best I've had in a very long time.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Pleasantly surprised by this tourist spot. Food was excellent quality. I had the scallops which was cooked perfectly. It was served with pork belly... divine combination. Beef stew was reported by the husband to be very good and tender. My kids loved the crab Mac n cheese. Server was attentive and pleasant. Chowder with bread bowl was excellent. I would have liked it to be more piping hot.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice place!!

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, and a lovely view of the Bay from our table.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent customer service. Our server Carla was excellent and very attentive.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and quality were as expected. Pricey but not surprising for a tourist locale. However service was terrible. Our server was not attentive; we had to flag him down several times for water and in fact, ended up requesting help from another server. The food came late and there was no attempt to explain or asked if we needed anything else.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I've personally visited Boudin Bistro several times before. This last meal was the best (and most expensive) one yet. We had world-class service and zero complaints. Tremendous food, and a wonderful experience.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Such a wonderful find in San Francisco! If you take the time to go upstairs, the food rivals any 5 star restaurant around!! The wine list has been carefully curated by Kellie, the amazing General Manager! We also enjoyed one of the best happy hours!! We went 4 nights in a row and enjoyed the tastiest , freshest oysters on the half shell!! Thank you Artie for your friendly, awesome happy hour service!!!

vipLovely (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place for a good meal with excellent service and wonderful sour dough bread and rolls.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Went here for our anniversary tonight. Love crab and I love their sourdough so I thought this would be a fun place to go.

Our waiter was nice, but gone most of the time, they weren't busy really and we were checked on periodically. Our food took forever to get to us, almost an hour. A manager did apologize and said he kitchen had some confusion, however he didn't offer anything other than an apology.

I had the sole which was ok, very blah, nor flavorful at all, the spinach was the best thing on the plate. My husband had the scallops which were delicious.

Dessert was definitely not good and I would recommend skipping. Lava cake was not lava just cooked cake, nothing special by any means. Beignets we're gross crunchy a weird texture.

Overall lots they can do to improve. I also feel that there could be some improvement on the customer service side. If you ask how it is and I tell you it's not good and have barely touched it, perhaps ask what can be done to fix it?

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great experience

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Decent place considering it’s a bit touristy, waitress was a little sloppy but it was busy so that can be forgiven. Could do with a better beer selection considering this is California, however food cost performance was good so overall recommended

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Avocado crab roll was fresh and unique. Meal took more than two hours so validated parking (a major plus for Fisherman's Wharf) was overtimed.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The spinach was very salty, the waiter was very slow at beginning of stay.

BigD (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Our waitperson, John, was attentive and helpful. The seafood tacos were super yummy!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I had the crab Louie which was very good. The views are wonderful and the restaurant is very clean. I would highly recommend Bistro Boudin in SF.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

On vacation in San Francisco and really looked forward to a great crab dinner. Unfortunately we had the worst waiter ever. He disappeared for long periods and was totally inattentive. He was also not knowledgeable about the fare and mostly mumbled and seemed bothered . There is no excuse for that kind of service. Sadly, this effected our dining experience and while the food was good we will never return in the future. There are too many choices in San Fran to have to deal with that.

vipebuena (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

had the travelzoo voucher for a 3-course dinner for 2. enjoyed our meal and we shared most of our dishes family style. the fried calamari was delicious and enjoyed my crab sandwich. portions were plentiful.